2021 Practice Schedule & Notes

A printable practice schedule is available here for download and is also at the bottom of this this page.  Please ask questions if the charts or notes confuse you.   


Practice Schedule 

Practice begins on Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day) for one morning practice before reverting to 2 weeks of afternoon practice while FCPS remains in session.

Please practice with your Age Group unless the coach requests that your swimmer practices "up" or "down" a group. What is my child's "age?" NVSL rules that this is the age of the swimmer on June 1 of the applicable year. For example, if you child turns 9 on June 13th, they will still be an 8U swimmer for practice and competition.

Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, June 11th will be evening practices only. Practice times are as follows:

4:30 - 5:15: 13-18 year olds

5:15 - 5:45: 8U group

5:45 - 6:15: 8U group

6:15 - 7:00: 9-10 year olds

7:00 - 7:45: 11-14 year olds

Because we are limiting practices to 6 swimmers per lane and we'll have 4 lanes dedicated to team practices, swimmers must sign up to reserve a practice spot with a limit of no more  than 3 reservations per swimmer per week. 

Morning practice will start on Monday, June 14th* and run through Wednesday, July 21st. Swimmers must sign up for daily practices (there is not a weekly limit, the expectation is that if you are healthy, you swim 5 days per week). The sign up is intended to safely manage the number of swimmers at each practice and to avoid having more kids than we can accommodate showing up to a practice group. The sign-up and how it works will be sent after registration opens.

Practice times are as follows:

7:00 - 8:00 AM: 9-18 year olds who have camp/daycare/jobs (36 swimmers max)

8:00 - 9:00 AM: 13-18 year old practice group (36 swimmers max)

9:00 - 9:45 AM: 9-12 year old practice group (36 swimmer max)

9:45 - 10:15 AM: 8U practice group (24 swimmers max)

10:15 - 10:45 AM: 8U practice group (24 swimmers max)

The expectation is that you will practice in the morning starting June 14th. To minimize disruption to pool members we are limiting the afternoon practices from June 15th onward to 8U swimmers ONLY who are in camps/daycare. The practice will be held Tues-Wed-Thurs from 5:30 - 6:15 PM.

Only swimmers entered in Divisionals will practice on July 22nd & 23rd.

*Our coaches are FCPS teachers, the first morning practice is dependent on their teacher workday schedule and will not be confirmed until the week before.